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Mamata Banerjee pulls up ministers after surprise visit to Howrah slum

The chief minister also asked her Cabinet ministers, MLAs, municipality councillors and panchayat members to visit slum areas to listen to people’s grievances.

Kolkata's Howrah Bridge turns 75: Seven lesser-known facts about the iconic bridge

As Rabindra Setu - popularly known as Howrah Bridge - celebrates its 75th anniversary, here are some interesting and lesser-known facts about the iconic structure. Opened to the public in 1943, in a pre-Independence era historic bridge is a engineering marvel and one of the busiest bridges in the world.


Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour

Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge.

Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour for Earth Hour

Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, Howrah Bridge will remain dark for Earth Hour.

Kolkata gangrape: Police begin reconstruction

Hamid was also sent for a medical test today. Forensic experts visited the place and collected evidence,” P K Ghosh, Joint CP (crime), said Wednesday

‘Dead’ baby springs back to life

A baby girl,declared dead at birth,was being taken away for cremation when she cried back to life in Howrah Friday,leading to tension at the private nursing home where she was delivered.


Gutkha corroding Howrah Bridge,shows study

Kolkata Port Trust has said saliva laced with gutkha is corroding the iconic 70-year-old bridge.

Gutkha is corroding Howrah Bridge: Study

It was obvious that the corrosion had been caused by chemicals in gutkha,Mehra said.

Tobacco,'paan' eaters turn Howrah Bridge into spittoon

Kolkata's famous landmark will undergo makeover to protect its pillars from being used as spittoons.

Bomb scare on Howrah bridge

A thorough search was conducted on the Howrah Bridge on Sunday morning after an anonymous call stated that explosives were planted on the iconic iron edifice.